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Standby times compared - Symbian OS vs Windows Mobile

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Now, before anyone rises up in indignation, this isn't an anti-Windows Mobile rant. I've got an i-Mate K-JAM that I've been trialling alongside my various Symbian-powered smartphones. And it's a very cool device. But one aspect fascinated me and I wanted to put it to the test.

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The rise and rise of the über-utility

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Steve Litchfield explains the reasons for the ever-present über-utility on each (in this case) Symbian-powered software platform. The users always get what they want in the end? Yes, although it's easy to see both points of view here...

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How to achieve 20 words per minute with Predictive Text!

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If you're a prospective smartphone owner and have come from a desktop computers or another, larger handheld with full keyboards, you may be more than a little wary of trying to get text into your device using Nokia's 'predictive text'. How can typing on a numeric keypad be fast enough for day to day use? And how can your smartphone know all the words in your own highly personal vocabulary?

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How to hide media files from Gallery (and your children)

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Any smartphone owner with children will have let them 'play' with your device from time to time. The main worry, of course, is how to stop them accidentally deleting your contacts or emails, but another problem is that not all of your multimedia content might be suitable for young eyes and ears. From suggestive music videos to violent film clips, there are a number of reasons why you probably don't want your children to access all your media. But Gallery, helpfully, lists everything it can find on your device. How can you stop it doing this, short of deleting all your favourite files?

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